Shane Koyczan's time to shine

The B.C. poet is the opening act for the Dalai Lama's appearance in Vancouver next week, just days before the opening of the Vancouver Opera production based on his book 'Stickboy.'

Many Canadians first encountered the poet's talent at the 2010 Winter Games opening ceremonies

Shane Koyczan talks to Gloria Macarenko about fame, opera and bullying 4:09

B.C. poet Shane Koyczan has a new album, videos that have gone viral, and was invited to give a TED talk last year.

He has also written the libretto for a new Vancouver Opera production that opens next week. And, a few days before that opening night, Koyczan will be the opening act for the Dalai Lama's appearance in Vancouver.

As Gloria Macarenko discovered, it's tough to keep up with this creative tour de force. Watch the video for more.


  • An earlier version of this story said that Shane Koyczan, who wrote the libretto for the Vancouver Opera production of 'Stickboy,' would also be performing in the production. He is not.
    Oct 18, 2014 2:31 PM PT


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